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cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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Group A showed islets, consisting of bluish staining beta cells in the central core and pink staining alpha cells forming a mantle around it (Fig.
However, previous studies showed number of alpha cells to be more than beta cells in late fetal period; Probably alpha cells are the first of the endocrine cells to differentiate followed by beta cells or the alpha cells are an early stage of differentiation of beta cells (McEvoy, 1981).
While the alpha cells cause the blood sugar level to rise, the beta cells ensure that it falls.
When the cells resemble the alpha cells too much, they are not optimal for treating diabetics.
This latter finding is likely a consequence of GLP-1--based therapies' suppression of the release of glucagon by alpha cells, since decreasing the availability or action of the hormone glucagon has been shown in a variety of prior studies to induce a proliferation of pancreatic alpha cells.
Our study shows that neighboring cells called alpha cells can behave like adversaries for beta cells.
While the alpha cells of the pancreas that produce glucagon are not destroyed in people with type 1 diabetes, the cells no longer release glucagon in response to low blood sugar.
They have found that when the gene called Pax4 is forced on in pancreatic alpha cells, the cells change their identity to become beta cells.
Produced by the alpha cells in the pancreas, glucagon acts on the liver to help raise blood glucose when it becomes low.